Local/Regional News

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4:47 am
Wed April 22, 2009

Horse Park Opens New Stadium

Lexington, KY – KY Governor Steve Beshear and other officials cut the ribbon today on a new 25 million dollar outdoor stadium at the Kentucky Horse Park. Alan Lytle has the story.

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4:44 am
Wed April 22, 2009

UK Observes Earth Day On Campus

Lexington, KY – Several campus and community organizations have set up booths to interact with students, faculty, and staff. Tie- dying t-shirts and making "seed bombs" are just a few of the options available, not to mention some free grub. Angela Burger, from the Good Foods Market and Caf , says eating organic food has a big impact on the earth.

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8:48 am
Tue April 21, 2009

Cincinnati Bell Wants To Quit Printing White Pages

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8:43 am
Tue April 21, 2009

Commentator Assails Vote To Eliminate Tenure

Lexington, KY – Controversy continues to swirl over a recent decision by the Board of Regents for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to eliminate teacher tenure for new hires. Board members claim it will save money and offer schools more flexibility in hiring decisions. WUKY commentator Cara Richards, a retired professor at Transylvania University has a few thoughts on that.

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8:36 am
Tue April 21, 2009

McConnell Back From Iraq And Afghanistan

Washington, DC – Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell just returned from ten days in the Middle East. Matt Laslo has this report on the senator's trip.

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4:02 am
Tue April 21, 2009

City Breaks Ground On New Sanitary Sewer Pump Station

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry says improving the water quality in the city's creeks and streams will take time, work, and a lot of money. A major step in that direction took place Tuesday.

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10:06 am
Mon April 20, 2009

Early Childhood Development Topic Of Hearings In Frankfort

Frankfort, KY – Did you know that hearing begins prior to birth? It's true, says Carolyn Kisler of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention program in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

"The fetus, at around 24 weeks, can hear outside noises, and so we know that begins that neural connection that we make to hearing later," said Kisler.

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8:40 am
Mon April 20, 2009

Protest Growing Over Tenure Abolition

Frankfort, KY – Two weeks ago, a majority of the faculty of Southeast Community and Technical College at Cumberland expressed no confidence in the state board of regents. Now, the faculties at community colleges in Maysville, Elizabethtown and Hopkinsville have announced similar votes. There are 16 community colleges in the system.

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4:15 am
Mon April 20, 2009

Lexington Neighborhoods To Share 50K In Sustainability Grants

Lexington, KY – To kick off Lexington's Earth Week events, Mayor Jim Newberry has doled out some 50-thousand dollars of sustainability grants to 24 neighborhoods for a variety of environmental projects.

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4:11 am
Mon April 20, 2009

KY AG's Office Rules On Open Records Request Case

Frankfort, KY – In January, Michael Dean filed an Open Records request with Monticello Banking Company for records pertaining to his mother Glenna's last loan, including insurance and payoff receipts.

In March, through its attorney, the bank offered to help, but said it was a private company and not subject to the Open Records Act. Dean appealed to the attorney general's office, which agrees with the bank.

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